Sprocket Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of sprocket manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top sprocket manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find sprocket companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture sprockets to your companies specifications. Then contact the sprocket companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of chain sprockets, sprocket gear, spur gear rods, or customized sprockets of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Joliet, IL

    Omni G & M Corporation is a leading gear fabricator specializing in precision machined and custom solutions in a variety of sizes and types. Please check out Omni G & M’s website or call a friendly personnel member today! Omni G & M’s commitment to customers is job #1 and customers across the United States depend on Omni’s experienced professionals for quality and reliability.

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  • East Walpole, MA

    We not only work with gears in our factory, but we also manufacture a wide variety of sprockets! We have three generations of experience manufacturing high quality products, and we are still a family owned company today! It is our goal to make sure that each of our customers walk away happy every day. Find out more about us by contacting us today!

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  • Syracuse, NY

    Gear Motions is a leading gear manufacturer specializing in supplying custom cut and ground gears. Whether we’re manufacturing your gear complete or working from your blanks, our wide range of precision gear manufacturing capabilities and services deliver quality gears to meet almost any application. The Gear Motions network is capable of manufacturing all types of products including precision ground helical, spur, bevel and worm gears, sprockets, timing pulleys, shafts, splines and more.

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  • Farmingdale, NY

    Precipart is your supplier for cost-effective custom gears to satisfy the most demanding precision control applications, as we have complex gear capability. We will meet exact needs with bevel gears, helical gears, internal ring gears, spur gears, worm gears, anti backlash gears & gear assemblies. Our mission is to provide customers with the highest level of value-added solutions for their needs.

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  • South Bend, IN

    Schafer Gear Works is a leading producer of high-precision, custom-engineered industrial gears & machined parts. Look to us for the production of your spur, helical or internal gears. Since 1934, our values of hard work & commitment to customer satisfaction have been well ingrained into the culture of our company. Bring us your most demanding specifications and we’ll provide effective solutions.

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  • Cleveland, OH

    Cleveland Gear Company has specialized in worm gear technology including industrial gears, helical gears, worm gears and precision gears since 1912. Applications include steel production, electric power generation, and material transport. Fulfilling your exact requirements is what has and continues to make Cleveland Gear one of the top manufacturers of gearing and enclosed gear drives.

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Sprockets Industry Information


Sprockets, sometimes called sprocket-wheels, are tools used in many mechanical processes, particularly for the purpose of transferring rotational force into motion. They are an excellent and necessary investment for customers in many industries, including automotive, industrial manufacturing, agriculture and forestry, electronics and film. Similar to gears, they are simple, thin cylindrical wheels with toothed rims. While gears require the partnership of other toothed parts to transmit motion, sprockets only need mesh or to interlock with indented or perforated materials, such as tracks or chains, to perform. Sprockets are also quite similar to pulleys as well, except that pulleys are smooth, while sprockets have teeth.

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Sprocket Design and Customization

Sprockets may be made from a wide variety of materials, depending on their application. For example, for use with food processing and/or high temperature applications, the best suited sprockets are made of stainless steel. Meanwhile, flat wire conveyor belts benefit the most from cast iron sprockets. Plastics like polyethylene, polyurethane, and nylon are reserved for continuous use at high temperatures.

Of all the materials used in conjunction with sprockets, chains are the most common. In this context, chains may be described as a sequence of joined links, flexible in one direction only, used to transfer power in machinery by enmeshing itself with the machine’s sprockets. Chains used with sprockets are usually made of a metal like alloy steel, plain carbon, or, where lubrication is an issue, brass or stainless steel. While it is also possible for chains to be made of a plastic such as nylon, this practice is inherently rare because of standards of design and interchangeability set forth by organizations like the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Other than chains, sprockets are commonly meshed with tracks, specifically with continuous tracks, also called caterpillar tracks or tank tread. These tracks can be defined as a system of vehicle propulsion, or force leading to movement, in which continuous track plates are driven by two or more wheels. Tracks used with sprockets are generally either made of synthetic rubber, reinforced with steel wire, or modular steel plates, depending on the application. Manufacturers may choose to cut sprockets using either the English or the metric system of dimensions.

Manufacturing Process of Sprockets

Just as their configuration and function are similar to gears, sprockets are also fabricated using the same basic same methods as gears. For example, both gears and sprockets undergo hobbing, though sprockets experience it more routinely than gears. Sprocket hobbing is a cutting technique that uses a broaching machine to cut grooves, called teeth, into the sprocket.

In addition to making teeth, the goal of hobbing is to fortify sprockets so they can endure vigorous and repetitive use. Because broaching machines are capable of cutting a wide variety of tooth sizes and tooth amounts, the method of sprocket hobbing is applied to a diverse range of sprocket types. Other machining processes, like drilling, are used to perfect sprocket teeth and secure the closest tolerances possible, while secondary processes like hand finishing and heat treating may or may not be applied to increase a sprocket’s degrees of quality and strength.

Notable Types of Sprockets

Sprockets are available in a wide variety of types, such as:

  • Film
  • Idler
  • Roller Chain
  • Split
  • Timing Belt Sprockets

Film sprockets are sprockets specifically used to advance film through different mechanisms, like film projectors or video cameras. They perform this function by engaging and meshing with the perforations, or holes, that line both sides of the film strip. Film sprockets are also sometimes used similarly with paper, to advance punched tape or move the paper feed of computer printers. The purpose of idler sprockets is, in power transmission applications, to prevent excessive chain wear, whipping, or vibration, as well as to help obtain and maintain proper chain tension. They also have applications in brewing.

Roller chain sprockets, like their cousin the idler sprocket, are used frequently in power transmission. As their name suggests, roller chain sprockets are generally paired with roller chains, also called bush roller chains, to facilitate the transmission of mechanical power on all kinds of industrial, agricultural and domestic vehicles, electric motors, and machinery. They are lightweight and durable. Split sprockets are a bit different than all the rest; instead of being one solid piece, they are fabricated as two pieces. This design allows them to be installed and detached quickly and easily without taking apart any other part of the machinery, such as the shaft bearings. Lastly, timing belt sprockets, also known as synchronous sprockets, are made to allow for timed or synchronized, highly precise, non-slip power transmission. They provide high torque capabilities and facilitate high levels of efficiency.

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Sprockets and belt pulleys machined to customer specifications from a wide range of materials are being introduced by Commercial Gear & Sprocket Company, Inc. of East Walpole, Massachusetts. Commercial Gear's Sprockets and Belt Pulleys are machined to specifications from a wide range of materials including steel, tool steels, brass, bronze, stainless steels and plastics. Featuring sizes from 1/4" to 36" diameter. sprockets can be made to accommodate ladder-, roller-, silent- and block chain and gear belt pulleys and can incorporate SAE / American Std or metric pinches. Supplied... Read More About This